Making Simple Paper-Cuts With The Cricut Maker

Sometimes it’s so hard to choose a gift for a special occasion or a personalised print for you home. For me, this is why I have found my discovery of the Cricut Maker revolutionary and love being a Cricut Craft Blogger.

I have spent hours of my time searching for the right personalised gift, something meaningful yet stylish. And I adore making monogram Paper-Cuts With The Cricut Maker. And it’s amazing what you can do with a Cricut Maker.Today’s tutorial shows how to make a beautiful paper-cut monogram letter, perfect for paper cut greetings cards or framed in a collection for an interiors project, or gift, with the Cricut Maker.

Also if you love paper cuts check out my paper cutting tutorial to create a Unicorn Paper Cut here.

Cricut Maker paper cut tutorial www.extraordinarychaos.com

Tutorial for Paper Cut Monogram Letters www.extraordinarychaos.comFollow These Simple Paper Cutting Design Steps, How to Make Paper-Cuts With The Cricut Maker.

  1. In your design space click new project.
  2. Choose your letter and font, I chose Colonna as I like the option of adding detail inside the letters as well as around them.
  3. Choose a rough size. This can be amended once the project is finished, before cutting.
  4. Go into images and choose the embellishments you would like to use to decorate your paper cut.
  5. Set the whole project to one colour, I use black to create a silhouette paper cut effect, this makes it easier to visualise and also enables you to group the project.
  6. Start dragging the embellishments to size and position onto the project. To duplicate, right-click and click duplicate or copy and paste. You can also flip embellishments to create mirror images.
  7. Once you are happy right-click and highlight the project, then click group, please note this will not make the project cut ready, just make it easier to size and continue adding to without affecting the rest of the design.
  8. One you are happy with your letter, right-click highlight the project and click weld. This will bond all the components ready to cut.
  9. Click make it, prepare and load matt, choose card selection on the design space and press go.

H Monogram Paper-Cut design space pattern, www.extraordinarychaos.com

Hints and Tips for following a paper cut tutorial with the Cricut Maker

When choosing the size of your crafting project, use your Cricut cutting matt for guidance. If using a photo frame I generally place it on top of the matt to ensure my sizing is 100% accurate. You can then change accordingly on the design space where you can access many free Cricut images to add to your design.

Keep the whole project in one colour to ensure you are able to group and weld it together.

Save it as a project before grouping so you can edit and change for future projects.

Also before grouping check for over lap of embellishments/images as this will create blank spots on the cut.

Avoid using any tiny detail as it can make the cut a little messy, the Cricut is able to cut fine detail as you can see from my finished letter. But too many tiny thin lines can be problematic.

Ensure the while project is connected in some way to create a connected finished project.

If you are struggling with multiple embellishments/images moving about during design, group the project to make it whole, I find this so much easier. You can then continue to add to the project.

Before pressing cut ensure you have welded the project.

Save the finished welded project for future use.

Easy Cricut Paper Cut Tutorial www.extraordinarychaos.com

Paper-Cuts With The Cricut Maker.

How to make a paper cut with Cricut Maker www.extraordinarychaos.com

Check out my vlog below, I have also included the links to my finished projects and the unlinked project. The latter being useful should you want to open and edit the project, change the letter and rearrange thus saving time collecting and sizing images.

Good luck, but honestly, it’s not a difficult project, but is very rewarding once finished. And if you create a beautiful letter from this tutorial please share it and tag me on @sarahjchristie 

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Finished and welded H

Finished and Welded S

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24 Comments

  1. 21st February 2018 / 2:47 pm

    This is so beautiful Sarah i’d Love to have a go on this cricut machine it looks so professional! I’ve put one on my mothers days gift list haha fingers crossed. The tutorial is brill you make it look so easy ? Mandy xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      24th February 2018 / 8:29 pm

      WE will have to have a crafting day Mandy, that would be fab x

  2. 21st February 2018 / 5:14 pm

    This is SO brill Sarah!! It’s so similar to the larger ones I’m making for my NOTHS shop. I’m really keen to know if it will cut artwork that is deigned outside of the software — and whether I could upload my own designs! I have so many ideas that this would be brilliant for — it’s a shame you can test them out in store! Our local Hobbycraft sells them, I think. I might ask them if I can test one out 🙂 Lovely to see you putting it to good use!! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      24th February 2018 / 8:30 pm

      I do know that Hobby Craft have crafting events with the Cricut so keep your eyes peeled, I love mine it is fab and I am confident with would cut most thicknesses as it has a thick blade. You can also import designs too x

  3. 22nd February 2018 / 10:36 am

    Wow Sarah, you have really made the most of your Cricut – I love seeing these creations. I had no idea of how much you could do!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      24th February 2018 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks Helen I blooming love it its such an incredible machine you can do so much with it x

  4. Inga M
    30th May 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Such an elegant little embellishment! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with the Cricut!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      19th June 2018 / 9:46 pm

      Ah thank you thats so kind x

  5. Taylor
    5th June 2018 / 1:01 am

    I love this tutorial! where did you find that font?

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th June 2018 / 7:30 am

      Hi Taylor thanks so much, it was on the Cricut Dashboard one of the Cricut access fonts x

  6. Marilyn in E~Town
    19th June 2018 / 2:50 am

    WOW, what a stunning project! I love the tutorial too. You are very kind to share, I’m slowly trying to get one made with the letters P & N for a bridal shower!!!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      19th June 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks so much Marilyn, jut remember to keep welding your project and it will work out, and copying and pasting the embellishments saves time too x

  7. Marilyn in E~Town
    19th June 2018 / 2:52 am

    Do you take custom orders for these?

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      19th June 2018 / 9:49 pm

      Ah sorry I dont, do you have a cricut machine?

  8. Janislu
    5th July 2018 / 1:56 am

    Beautiful! I am going to try and one. Great tutorial.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      28th October 2018 / 11:26 am

      Thank you x

  9. Lisa Ferries
    31st July 2018 / 1:22 pm

    Beautiful I love it! I have had a lot of difficulty with card stock ripping or tearing on my maker even if I use a brand new blade. No problem with simple cuts just the fine detailed. Also No problem with vinyl etc. What type or brand of card stock do you find works best for these detailed cuts?

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      31st July 2018 / 1:25 pm

      Thanks Lisa I use the Cricut Cardstock I have never tried another brand and I always set my blade one heavier on finer cuts x

  10. Lynne Henderson
    11th December 2018 / 10:01 pm

    I would love to know what design elements you used in your letter H. Thank you.

      • Kacey
        20th April 2019 / 8:42 am

        When I click the link it tells me I can buy this for $4.99 but when I click to customize I can’t do anything but size it?
        How do I find the embellishment you used?

        • SarahJChristie
          SarahJChristie
          Author
          23rd April 2019 / 12:10 pm

          Hi Kacey if you click on the link a few lines above where it says the unlinked project you can edit that one, but make sure you weld it before you cut x

  11. Lori Cannon
    18th January 2019 / 2:17 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!

  12. 21st August 2019 / 6:07 am

    Beautiful!! Ive had my cricut for almost a year and I am in love!! I had always wanted one! But I was intimidated by it the first month I had it. Finally I take it out of the box lol and start searching “Im scared of my cricut” and now 10 months later and I have over 200 projects in my cricut design space!! I LOVE MY CRICUT!

    Your design is beautiful Sarah!! I cant wait to try this!! Another reason I love my cricut, I still learn something new everyday! The possibilities are endless!!

    Thank you for sharing!!
    Your cricut soul sister,

    Kristi….

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